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Indeed, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 will see the return of former IMF head Eugene Kittridge (once again played by Henry Czerny) from the original 1996 film. (In his tweet announcing Czerny’s casting, McQuarrie warned, “There is no escaping the past…”)
In addition to series star Tom Cruise, the next M:I sequels also bring back Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby.
On the podcast, McQuarrie went on to say that he’s already cut a flashback scene involving a now-dead character because it didn’t suit the movie he was making.
But do McQuarrie’s comments mean Henry Cavill’s M:I – Fallout bad guy August Walker could return? Or perhaps Alec Baldwin’s Alan Hunley, who also died in Fallout?
Or is the plan to dig even further back in the series to the likes of Ethan’s mentor-turned-enemy Jim Phelps (played by Jon Voight) or any of Ethan’s teammates who also died in that first movie?
Maybe the next two sequels will also see Jeremy Renner reprise his role as IMF Agent William Brandt, who appeared in Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation? Time will tell.
Mission: Impossible 7 was poised to shoot a major sequence in Italy when that country went into lockdown and production on the Tom Cruise film was shut down indefinitely. With the resumption of filming still unclear, Paramount has changed the wide release of Mission: Impossible 7 from July 23, 2021, to November 19, 2021.
Mission: Impossible 8, previously scheduled for wide release on August 5, 2022, has now been pushed to November 4, 2022.
“Samurai II is a very entertaining title with solid gameplay and stunning graphics.” – AppSpy.com
“Samurai II: Vengeance has improved by leaps and bounds over the original, and has evolved into an extremely satisfying action hack and slash game.” – SlideToPlay.com
The long-awaited sequel to Samurai: Way of the Warrior! While the original got rave reviews for its stylized manga graphics and quick, bloody gameplay, Samurai II delivers even more action and an intuitive new control scheme.
Samurai II is a true successor, aided by over a year of focused development. Overall production values and vicious action put Samurai II on par with console 3D brawlers. Screenshots don’t do Samurai II justice – the fluid action has to be seen running at 60 frames per second.
But looks alone won’t carry a game – the developers listened to fan feedback and improved gameplay throughout. With a new virtual d-pad, dynamic camera, environmental puzzles, traps, and vicious new enemies, Samurai II is brand new experience for hack ‘n’ slash gamers on the go.
✔️ Intuitive virtual joystick ensures you’re slicing up baddies, not swiping the screen.
✔️ Dynamic camera finds the best perspective for each encounter, adding variety while keeping focused on the action.
✔️ Tense, quick and gory battle sequences!
– Battle hordes of on-screen enemies wielding new weapons and sporting unique abilities.
– Stay nimble and plan your attacks – roll out of harm’s way and eliminate ranged enemies like the Samurai Archer before they can strike.
✔️ Improved game play includes new features.
– Solve environmental puzzles, avoid dangerous traps, and discover useful items.
– The fight is on – not to worry, the combat never takes a back seat to platforming or fetch-quests.
✔️ RPG elements reward skilled players – upgrade the Samurai’s health, buy new attack combos and upgrade them to devastating levels.
✔️ Between levels, gorgeous anime-style comic panels tell the samurai’s tale with original hand-drawn artwork.
✔️ New survival mode pits the samurai against waves of enemies, giving hardcore players a score-attack mode to hone their skills. Two games in one!
✔️ Advanced AI system on par with console games. Goal Oriented Action Planning architecture is used in many PC and console games.
✔️ Original soundtrack – in classic samurai movie style, soft music builds with the heat of battle.
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4 images qui ont 1 mot en commun – lequel ?
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After waiting so long now for this one to get released, I’m glad to say that Illusion has finally managed to get their stuff together and come out with what is a pretty smooth running and almost completely bug free experience… a little different than some of their previous outings (Hidden & Dangerous). Not only did they manage that, but they also managed to craft an interesting, cinematic, and absolutely lovely journey through Tommy’s mob life.
Mafia takes up residence in the 30’s, when prohibition was in force and the mob was at its glorious peak. Al Capone was ruling the streets of Chicago and Dons Salieri and Morello were in contention for another city. The city of Lost Heaven. Everything about this city and the entire game screams 30’s style. The color pallete, model textures, the cars, the buildings, the way the people talk… everything is detailed and darn near perfect. There’s so many little graphical details in the game its sick. Some of the textures are so finely detailed it’d make The Untouchables let themselves be touched by it. The entire game doesn’t look quite that good however. Some textures when viewed up close (shirts and lapels especially) can be a bit blocky. But when taken in with the whole, they seemed to slip by into the corner of my consciousness while I gawked at the rest of the game.
GTA3 had kind of the same thing going for it. A city built completely and hugely for your enjoyment. The difference is in the style. Everything in Mafia is just that much more real. The lighting and the colors make a huge difference in this as well as the superbly modeled cars you can drive around in, all of which are fully damageable including tires that can be shot out.
The details and ambiance don’t only reside in the visual side of the game either. Sound has been done to the nines here. Voices are some of the best I’ve heard in a game this year and add a whole lot of personality to characters that were already packed with it due to some good writing and terrific animation. Sound effects also shine. One level in particular takes place in the rain on a farm just outside of the city. You of course hear the rain falling on the ground around you as you move through the level, but as you pass near other objects like buildings and barrels, you start to hear the water splashing off of every different kind of material that you see. The rain sounds dull and thick against wood buildings, the metal barrels ting with metallic splashes and canopies resonate a dull echoing kind of thud from the drops. The addition of just that little bit more of realism adds to the tension that already comes dripping in that particular level.
Even the music in the game, which I felt I had to talk about, is absolutely fantastic! From the swing music to the orchestrated score that ranges from the dramatic to the tense to the relaxing sound of the more personal and character building moments. The music just brings the game experience to a mightier cinematic level.
Every level in the game comes with cinematic cut-scenes attached. All are rendered with the game’s engine keeping the continuity, and thanks to some good lip-synch and great face textures and models, the characters are lively and personable. Camera work in these scenes is generally good and offers us more of the feel that we really are participating in a movie than any game in recent memory. Unlike some scenes I can think of (Operation Flashpoint), these are timed well and give us just what we need to set up the play. All of the scenes fill out an excellent story that works like an autobiography as Tommy sits and tells his story of growth, love, deceit, war and conscience over coffee at a diner. As I said before, the writing is pretty darn good for a game only entrenching my belief that every game should hire good writers to fill out what keeps growing as one of the most important parts to my PC game experiences.
Gameplay in Mafia ranges from fantastic to kind of fun weighing much more heavily on the fantastic side. My main beef with the gameplay is that no matter what, I have to drive to whatever location my next mission takes place. Like the city in GTA3, Lost Heaven is one of those living breathing city dealies. So if you have to take care of something on the other side of town, you have drive to the other side of town to take care of it. I’m not complaining too much, but there were some times that I just kinda wished I could hit a “skip and drive to location button” when I really didn’t actually have to drive there myself. Sometimes, when there’s no time limit, there’s nobody chasing you, and you don’t have to worry about damaging your car, it can be a smidgeon on the slow side to drive across the city when you just want to get into the action, especially when you’re getting stopped for speeding so often by the damn police. This isn’t to say you can’t make your own action by running away (that went quite disasterously and comically a couple times I tried it), but I figure that’s what Free Ride is for anyway, but I’ll get into that more in a second.
On the court, NBA 2K20 is a dazzling experience that matches the energy and presentation of its real-life counterpart. Enhanced footwork, dribbling, and player spacing help improve an already sturdy foundation. However, outside of the surprisingly well-written story mode, NBA 2K20 loses its focus off of the court. NBA 2K20 excels at recreating the pro game, but opportunities to purchase microtransactions exist at nearly every corner, and complex modes like MyLeague are given far too little attention.
The first thing I noticed about NBA 2K20 is that everything feels more intuitive. The learning curve is still immense, but learning the basics is now a lot smoother than it used to be. A redesigned “2KU”, NBA 2K20’s optional tutorial mode, is particularly helpful and doesn’t require more than an hour to get through. Thoughtfully, an on-screen controller mimics the movement of the desired skill, making it plenty easy to imitate. Once I successfully learned a skill, like eurostepping toward the basket, I could move on at whatever pace I felt comfortable. This allowed for the remastering of skills I forgot about since last year, and trying out some moves I hadn’t been able to pull off previously at all.
NBA 2K20 upholds the recent franchise tradition of having top-notch presentation. Players are expertly crafted to mirror their real-life selves and a bevvy of apparel options have been added to help match the NBA’s sense of style. Both players and announcers will flash a lifeless gaze every now and again, but it wouldn’t be so noticeable if everything from the player’s shoes to the court floors weren’t so meticulously crafted. I also noticed some awkward pauses between David Aldridge and players during interviews, which is a stark contrast to the effortless flow of commentary from the likes of Kevin Harlan, Greg Anthony, Chris Webber, Doris Burke and more. NBA 2K20’s stellar A/V package is rapidly approaching what can be seen on television, and that really is a remarkable accomplishment.
While the NBA 2K franchise has always done an excellent job making each player feel unique, having a renewed sense of mastery over the controls brings out the best in each player. Pulling off step-back jumpers with James Harden or blow-bys with Eric Bledsoe is really satisfying, and with improved defensive A.I., more important than it has been in the past. Defenders are better equipped to deal with speedy players, especially in transition, where tactics like “walling up” (a defense strategy used to forced contested shots near the rim) are employed against drive-heavy players like LeBron James. Learning when to pull up for a jumper and when to drive it right to the basket provides a welcomed new layer of frantic strategy.
A lot of this is amplified by the badge system, which attaches unique abilities to players that are less tangible than something like the speed or strength attribute. Take the “Pogo Stick” badge, for instance. This allows for players like Anthony Davis to quickly regroup after a blocked shot, making it easier to block several shots in a row. Another interesting badge is “Worm”, which is attached to players who are better at slipping through box-outs when rebounding. The total badge count is about 80, and it really can’t be overstated how much they can be felt while playing. NBA 2K20 goes above and beyond to make every player feel and play unique.
The best gameplay addition to NBA 2K20, however, is the upgraded ball-handling system. Instead of canned animations taking over mid-dribble, every success and failure I had with the ball in my hands felt earned. Even flipping the basketball from one hand to another feels satisfying, especially when you follow it up with a ankle-breaking crossover from someone like Kyrie Irving. Given how much time is spent looking at players with the ball, the newly added dribbling animations help things look different, too. Watching Giannis barrel down the court with long strides is just as majestic as you would expect. The pursuit of mastery is NBA 2K20’s best hook, and the ball-handling mechanics are the best example of that.
You can watch the “Momentous” trailer for 2K20 below:
Still, a lot of the franchise’s legacy issues persist and a few new ones crop up. The CPU rarely plays with the urgency it should, ignoring easy 2-for-1 scenarios and milking the clock even when they are losing in the final moments of a game. Infrequently, the CPU will also dribble out of bounds for seemingly no reason at all. Perhaps worst of all is a far-too-frequent double team that happens on any player who scores a handful of points in succession. The idea is right – adjustments need to be made on players who are hot – but it’s often far too premature and easy to break down.
A lot of the gameplay improvements are magnified in the new WNBA mode. Spacing feels particularly good, which is key in simulating the differences between the men’s and women’s game. It ultimately leads to better off-ball movement and smoother play in general. The animations are almost unique to the league, helping differentiate itself from NBA play. It could be the novelty of getting to play with a whole new set of stars, like Candace Parker or Liz Cambage, but it feels entirely fresh.
The WNBA mode is not without its problems, however, including a noticeably worse commentary team of Blake Suniga, Tim Swartz, and Brian Banifatemi. While it’s nice that the trio is entirely separate from the NBA’s broadcast crew, it seems like this would have been a perfect spot to bring in Doris Burke (who is already in it) or someone like Pam Ward. As a whole, the crew isn’t bad, it’s just hard to switch from the rock-solid presentation package that the NBA has. On top of that, the WNBA is unavailable for online play. This is a shame, because the league would be perfect for some competitive matches against other players. Luckily, NBA 2K20 comes with a WNBA season mode for some extended depth, even if it doesn’t reach the heights of the much deeper MyLeague installed for NBA play.
Beyond the Court
Speaking of MyLeague, it’s received disgracefully few enhancements in 2K20. It’s also one of the few modes left untouched by microtransactions. MyLeague is so close to being feature complete that it would be easier to ignore the lack of improvement if some of the major problems, like the inability to sign-and-trade players, were seen to. Some quality of life changes were made, like the option to force wins and losses (in the case that you want a particular result while simulating), but it’s clear that MyLeague wasn’t given the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, it’s mostly ignored in favor of the casino-like MyTeam, which provides a host of complicated problems for NBA 2K20.
Check out the “House of Next” trailer for 2K20 below:
The best thing about MyTeam is also the worst thing about MyTeam: it provides an endless set of things to do. It became immediately clear to me that the mode’s centralized goal is to extract as much money as I am willing to give up in place of not having to grind out various mundane challenges. Not only did I find myself disinterested in grinding tasks with a roster of bottom-of-the-barrel players, unlocking a “premiere” pack costs anywhere in between $5-10, and even then there is no guarantee of who or what I would be receiving. To make matters worse, the entire mode and its UI is designed like a casino, all the way up to a lifeless roulette wheel that randomly stops upon a prize. The only redeeming quality to the entire mode is a card-pack ripping sound effect – which only served to remind me of how preferable real-life card collecting is to the joylessness of MyTeam.
The available game modes aren’t universally a disappointment, however. The MyCareer story mode “When The Lights Are Brightest” is the best entry for NBA 2K yet. It kicks off with an entirely new create-a-player feature that allows for a host of possibilities. I went with a lengthy, defensive-minded power forward, but a wealth of options gave reason for future creations. MyCareer also boasts a new-and-improved badge system that allowed me to avoid needless grinding for specific badges in favor of choosing them myself.
While this obviously isn’t a high bar to cross, the writing in this year’s iteration is witty and pretty well executed by a star-studded cast that includes Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, and Thomas Middleditch. The story follows Che (performed by Deric Augstine), a college senior on his way to the NBA Draft. Right before graduating, Che sits out of his final collegient game in protest after his friend is stripped of his scholarship due to a season-ending injury. This sets off a series of interesting ripple effects, like souring Che’s relationship with his coach (Elba).
“Lights” thankfully skips on most of the boring and ultimately meaningless gameplay to deliver a more cinematic experience. The story is only four or five hours long, but it navigates some interesting issues inside of the sport, like the manipulation of student athletes and the temporary nature of an NBAer’s career. It never overstays its welcome, and every time the story slows down for a second, it picks back up moments later. A few fun gameplay variants, like participating in a series of mini-games for the NBA Draft Combine, help set When The Lights Are Brightest as the new standard for story modes in sports video games.
Watch the trailer below for a glimpse at MyCareer’s story:
Unfortunately, microtransactions are just as prevalent in MyCareer as they are elsewhere. Even while playing the Legend Edition, which comes with a whopping 100,000 virtual currency (the equivalent of about $25), I was only able to level up my created player to an overall grade of 82. Playing in the MyCareer scrimmages and summer league games would be an absolute slog with a significantly worse player to control. Still, the ease with which I was able to upgrade my player’s attributes seemed like a significant improvement from last year – even if that isn’t saying much. One welcome change is that you are able to test out various builds before diving in, making it less of a gamble that I would grind my way to the top only to figure out I didn’t like my player archetype.
In the matches I’ve played online, I found NBA 2K20 to be pretty good in a player-versus-player setting, as it punishes arcade-style play and rewards playing strategically and to a team’s strengths. Even the matches where my opponent clearly didn’t have a great connection resulted in minimal amounts of latency, but it is noticeable – especially given the precision of the controls. All the time I spent in 2KU really paid off, as it was easy to notice which players hadn’t taken the time to learn the ins and outs. It is more fun than ever to beat down online opponents.
It’s also worth mentioning that while I only experienced small inconveniences with online myself, other players are currently reporting widespread issues with random disconnections, crashes, and other online bugs. 2K says it’s already working to address these issues, but they seem to be persisting as of the time of this review.
Gomoku is an abstract strategy board game.
Also called Gobang or Five in a Row, it is traditionally played with Go pieces (black and white stones) on a go board. however, because once placed, pieces are not moved or removed from the board, gomoku may also be played as a paper and pencil game. This game is known in several countries under different names.
Black plays first, and players alternate in placing a stone of their color on an empty intersection. The winner is the first player to get an unbroken row of five stones horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
Dr. Gomoku follows the official Renju rule.
King of Queens took the typical format of sitcoms during the ’90s era but tweaked things here and there to keep it fresh. It, of course, stars Kevin James as your typical blue-collar workingman who enjoys sports and beer, paired with the steller Leah Remini who seeks out the more high-end nature of life. The big twist King of Queens brings to the market was the idea that instead of Doug and Carrie being the mother and father to your typical suburban family, they instead house Carrie’s widowed father: Arthur.
The recently-passed Jerry Stiller plays Arthur Spooner with more conviction than almost anything that was seen on network television sitcoms at the time. He steals every scene he’s in and has earned himself the honor of being one of the most quotable TV characters of all time. The various versions of Arthur you may get in any one scene depends on who he’s playing off of. The Doug and Arthur combo can show bickering and fighting, like two children hashing it out on a school playground, where a scene with his daughter Carrie can show tremendous compassion and love… but also still a lot of light-hearted battles.
The show also includes a range of supporting characters that almost all end up getting their due in one way or another. Seeing now fan-favorite Patton Oswalt dominate a senior center’s shuffleboard contest never gets old. And having a younger Bryan Cranston trick the unwitting Doug into a Sparkle Tap pyramid scheme will never be boring to watch.
In all, King of Queens is the perfect binge show for one reason: It never takes itself too seriously. The show has seen characters come and go without any explanation. Remember when Carrie had a sister? Whatever happened to Richie Iannucci? Why did Arthur have an episode-long fling with his actual real-world wife (Anne Meara), just for her to then suddenly be cast as Spence’s mom, whom Arthur then despises for most of the duration of the show (until they get married in the series finale)? The answer is simple: It’s because it doesn’t matter. This isn’t TV to be taken seriously; it’s meant to be watched for a good, light-hearted laugh.
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